Richard Brautigan

1935 - 1984

Richard Brautigan

Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – ca. September 16, 1984) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. His work often clinically and surrealistically employs black comedy, parody, and satire, with emotionally blunt prose describing pastoral American life intertwining with technological progress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Brautigan has received more than 514,968 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,666th most popular writer.

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  • 510k

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  • 55.51

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Richard Brautigan ranks 1,663 out of 4,883Before him are José de Acosta, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Jean Chapelain, Valery Bryusov, Monique Wittig, and Philemon. After him are Arnaldur Indriðason, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Else Lasker-Schüler, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Mór Jókai, and Sebastian Haffner.

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Among people born in 1935, Richard Brautigan ranks 89Before him are Julian Glover, Lee Remick, Vladislav Volkov, Maj Sjöwall, Jack Welch, and Monique Wittig. After him are John Saxon, David Lodge, Mário Coluna, Marc Augé, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, and Ján Popluhár. Among people deceased in 1984, Richard Brautigan ranks 57Before him are Yigael Yadin, Jean Prouvé, Jüri Lossmann, George Gallup, Mark W. Clark, and Motoo Tatsuhara. After him are Chaïm Perelman, George Gaylord Simpson, Andy Kaufman, Eduardo De Filippo, Josyf Slipyj, and Pierre Gemayel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Brautigan ranks 1,919 out of 12,171Before him are Gene Tierney (1920), Paris Hilton (1981), Ellen Axson Wilson (1860), Tonya Harding (1970), Lewis Hine (1874), and Chris Cooper (1951). After him are Gary Ridgway (1949), Barbara Bach (1947), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Richie Sambora (1959), Kathleen Turner (1954), and James Dwight Dana (1813).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Brautigan ranks 194Before him are James B. Donovan (1916), Bob Woodward (1943), Stephen Crane (1871), Elizabeth George (1949), James Bond (1900), and E. E. Cummings (1894). After him are Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Agnes Smedley (1892), Dorothy Parker (1893), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), John Grinder (1940), and Morgan Robertson (1861).